Ring Refurbishments: Remounting, Resizing and Remodelling
As pieces of jewellery go, there are very few pieces that get put through their paces like our rings do. Often worn every day, it’s important that they’re looked after as we go about our daily chores.
As well as a regular clean and check of how durable the settings are on your rings to ensure that any precious stones don’t accidentally fall out, sometimes our rings need a little bit more TLC in the form of resizing, remounting or even complete remodelling, carried out by a professional jeweller that undertakes jewellery repairs on the premises Ilford wide.
If you have a ring that’s in need of a little refurbishment, have a look at these options:
Remounting stones in different settings is becoming a more and more popular way of taking the special elements out of a piece of jewellery and creating something wearable for the current user.
This is a good option if you have a broken piece of jewellery, particularly if it’s gone out of fashion since its last wear, as instead of paying to have it repaired, why not have the stones remounted? If they’re small enough they can make a beautiful ring, or can sometimes be cut to fit a ring’s band.
And this option isn’t limited to rings, either; for larger stones, why not have them remounted into a stunning pendant by a jeweller that carries out jewellery repairs on the premises? Your precious stones will be safe from having to be transported off site and you’ll have a gorgeous new piece of jewellery at the end of it.
Of course, sometimes we still love the style of our ring, or they have special sentimental meaning to us, but we can’t wear them as they’ve become too big or too small for us.
If that’s the case, not all is lost. Most rings can be resized either up or down by two sizes. Any more than this and the settings of any stones start to be affected by the change, and similarly the likes of eternity rings with a continuous band of stones can be difficult to resize, in which case you may wish to think about remounting the stones as per the advice above.
Rings made of hard metals such as stainless steel, titanium and tungsten are harder for jewellers to manipulate, and if a ring has an ornate design or engravings, you should consult an experienced jeweller who carries out jewellery repairs on the premises to see if it’s possible to resize it without losing the intricacy of the design.
Of course, sometimes you will just want a complete remodel of a piece of jewellery. Rings are good candidates for this. Alternatively the stones and metal from the likes of brooches can be transformed into a ring.
Perhaps you have an heirloom ring which has seen better days and is not your style but has plenty of sentimental value; why not have it completely remodelled into something that works for you? Often the yellow gold can be rhodium plated to make it white gold, or coloured stones could be set alongside the brilliant white of diamonds to give it a completely different look.
Whatever jewellery you require, always use a reputable jeweller that carries out jewellery repairs on the premises. Woodford, Ilford and further afield you can trust EK Jewellers to safely carry out the work required on site, rather than send it off and risk its loss. Remember that any ring refurbishments you need are worth doing if it gives you a piece of jewellery that you love.